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  1. Celtic Connections: ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    5 hrs ago | Sunday Herald

    Are Punch Brothers the best band on the planet? They would surely have to be contenders. They're certainly among the most pliable, able to change the shape and style of their music seemingly endlessly and in a heartbeat.

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  2. New Recording: Recent Listening: Kenton Alums, Coltrane, Mraz, Among OthersRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | All About Jazz

    Nor has there been. Still, 35 years after his death there is considerable demand for the expansive Kenton approach.

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  3. VIDEO / DVD: STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Riding the "Night Train" with Jimmy ForrestRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | All About Jazz

    What's the most performed song ever written by a St. Louis jazz musician? While it's probably impossible to ever know with absolute certainty, at first one might guess that it's something from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. After all, it is the best-selling jazz album of all time, and tunes from it such as 'All Blues" and 'So What" frequently get played at jam sessions and on cover gigs, and have been recorded by various other musicians besides Davis.

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  4. StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Riding the 'Night Train' with Jimmy ForrestRead the original story w/Photo

    21 hrs ago | St. Louis Jazz Notes

    What's the most performed song ever written by a St. Louis jazz musician? While it's probably impossible to ever know with absolute certainty, at first one might guess that it's something from Miles Davis' Kind of Blue. After all, it is the best-selling jazz album of all time, and tunes from it such as "All Blues" and "So What" frequently get played at jam sessions and on cover gigs, and have been recorded by various other musicians besides Davis.

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  5. Essential tracks: 'Blackheart' beats with visionary soul sonicsRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | Los Angeles Times

    Dawn Richard, "Blackheart" . Best known as an original member of Danity Kane, R&B singer Dawn Richard left the group last year after a public kerfuffle revealed deep divisions among the crew.

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  6. Kimmel Center Presents Fat Tuesday Celebration w. Debut of IRVIN...Read the original story

    Yesterday | BroadwayWorld.com

    The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts hosts Fat Tuesday Celebration with the debut of Grammy winning Artistic Director Irvin Mayfield leading the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra on Tuesday, February 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Verizon Hall. Founded byIrvin Mayfield in 2002, NOJO's 18-piece big band ensemble creates a jazz celebration like no other in Philadelphia with swinging, brassy big band tunes, true to New Orleans' Mardi Gras festivities.

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  7. New Jazz Orchestra: Le DA(C)jeuner Sur La (TM)herbeRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | All About Jazz

    The New Jazz Orchestra Le DA jeuner Sur L'herbe Dusk Fire Records 1969/2015 I remember reading about this record in Melody Maker when it came out. These were all the people I admired in one band! Yet I never ever saw a copy until one day twenty years later in a record shop in Ipswich, I pulled this gem from the racks.

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  8. Gershwin's evolving - Rhapsody'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Boston.com

    On Sunday, the Boston Chamber Music Society presents a concert including George Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue," performed by pianists Mihae Lee and Randall Hodgkinson. The four-hand piano version of "Rhapsody" was the first version published; it more or less follows Gershwin's manuscript.

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  9. When Pop Broke Up With JazzRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | WNYC-AM New York

    Writer Ben Yagoda has set out to explain a shift in American popular culture, one that happened in the early 1950s. Before then, songwriters like Irving Berlin , George and Ira Gershwin and Jerome Kern wrote popular songs that achieved a notable artistry, both in lyrics and music.

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  10. Actorsingers announce auditions for 'Crazy for You'Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Nashoba Publishing Online

    Auditions will be held on Sunday, Feb. 8, from 6-9 p.m. and again on Monday, Feb. 9, from 7-9 p.m. If needed, call backs will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11. The show will be presented at the Keefe Auditorium at the Elm Street Middle School in Nashua on May 15, 16 and 17. Martha Daniels Holland will direct the show, Judy Hayward will be the musical director and Jan McTeague will choreograph. An informational meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. at Actorsingers Hall.

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  11. Pocono entertainment briefs: Big band jazz; Rolling Stones tribute; NJ Mardi GrasRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Pocono Record

    The Deer Head Jazz Orchestra will present “Library Alive - Hot Big Band Jazz for a Cold Winter's Night” at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at the Deer Head Inn, 5 Main St., Delaware Water Gap. The band, consisting of members of the Celebration of the Arts Festival Orchestra, will be keeping the Kenny Soderblum and Dick Cone “Libraries Alive.” Recently, it was discovered that the Soderblum library contained a few arrangements that were written for the Count Basie Band, that were lost and found on stage at the Deer Head Inn as part of that library.

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  12. Seattle Rep Jazz Orchestra reprises Quincy and RayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | HeraldNet

    The Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra celebrates its 20th anniversary with a reprise performance of its popular 'Quincy Jones and Ray Charles on Jackson Street' concert at 8 p.m. Jan. 23 at Edmonds Center for the Arts. The orchestra is saluting the 1940s ground-breaking jazz heard on Jackson Street in Seattle, where Charles and Jones got started.

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  13. On her own: composer Maria Schneider.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | The Age

    ... and pretty soprano saxophone from David Theak, but an early Schneider composition, Gumba Blue , laboured under the big-band conventions, and showed how far she has come conceptually. The first half featured the JMO with the accomplished and ...

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  14. Orchestra will serve up some secret-agent musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | LongmontFYI

    David Rutherford will lead the Longmont Symphony Orchestra in its concert Saturday at Vance Brand Auditorium.

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  15. Scot behind Robert Burns the Musical on writing a show based on...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Daily Record

    MEET the woman bringing Robert Burns to a whole new audience - in a musical set in modern times and backed by one of the most colourful characters in showbusiness. Tish Tindall hopes her production Robert Burns The Musical will bring his messages right up to date with a little help from a man who counted Michael Jackson as a friend.

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  16. Before Billy Joel plays AAC tonight, watch two Texans and a Mellencamp sing his songsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Dallas Morning News

    In my nostalgia-rich prepping for tonight's Billy Joel concert at American Airlines Center, I watched a recent public television broadcast during which the singer was presented the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. It's the highest honor in the land for the art, given by the music division of the Library of Congress and named after iconic American songsmiths George and Ira Gershwin.

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  17. When Bauhaus Met Lounge MusicRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Atlantic

    An upcoming art experience revisits the flash-in-the pan symbiosis between modernist master Josef Albers and an easy-listening '60s record label. When the Nazis shut down the Bauhaus school in 1933 and prompted a mass exodus of its staff members to other countries, America gained one of its foremost instructors, Josef Albers.

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  18. VSTBuzz Offer: 50% off "Chris Hein - Horns Compact" by Best ServiceRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | KVR News

    ... Chris Hein - Horns Compact is a complete virtual-instruments library of Brass & Woodwind instruments for Jazz, Pop, Big-Band and Funk. A collection of all 54 solo instruments from Chris Hein Horns Complete plus six synth-brass instruments.

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  19. Makoto Ozone set to step out with his other familyRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | The Japan Times

    During his years in New York, pianist Makoto Ozone fronted a number of small combos and gigged with such heavyweights as Branford Marsalis, Gary Burton and Christian McBride. But the collaborators he has come back to time and time again are his Japan-based big band, No Name Horses.

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  20. 11th Annual Oregon Jazz FestivalRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Eugene Weekly

    Escape the winter doldrums with two nights of hot jazz for the 11th Annual Oregon Jazz Festival Jan. 23 and 24 at University of Oregon and Lane Community College.

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